(Video) Casemiro to miss four games after red card for studs-up tackle on Carlos Alcaraz

Casemiro was sent off in the first half against Southampton and is set to miss four domestic games as a result.

Manchester United go into the second half with 10 men after Casemiro was shown a red card after 34 minutes of play.

Erik ten Hag had lined up with an attacking line-up and has had to take off Wout Weghorst – the only recognised centre-forward in the side — for Scott McTominay.

Casemiro was dismissed for a high challenge on Carlos Alcaraz. Even though he won the ball first, it was deemed to be serious foul play and punished with a straight red — the second of his career, and his second since joining United.

In turn, Casemiro will miss three league matches against Newcastle, Brentford and Everton – as well as Fulham in the FA Cup next weekend.

That means Casemiro will miss four games after picking up two red cards in the Premier League this season. It means he will have clocked up at least 8 games suspended by the time the campaign ends, which is pretty poor but also unlucky.

Video courtesy of NBC Sports

I don’t think Casemiro’s foul warranted a red card as he won the ball first. The speed of the incoming player is completely out of his control and these incidents have very quickly.

Looking back on the foul in slow motion only makes it worse. That is something I feel gets overlooked by VAR.

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